Monthly Archives: October 2010


Day 28: The Great Pumpkin

Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood,
And do such bitter business, as the day
Would quake to look on.
–William Shakespeare, Hamlet



Day 30: Fantasyland

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
– Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea


Day 27: Leafy Love


The gift of time. The gift of life. The gift of wisdom. The gift of light. For these things we are thankful. For these things we pray.
Day 26: Open Heart, Open Mind
(A quote from the tv-series Babylon 5. Appropriate for a photographer I thought, seeing as light is included with the other gifts.)

The Otherworld

What if there is an Otherworld, parallel to but distinct from our own world, that we can only access if the conditions are right?

Halloween would be such a time, the old Samhain, when the veil between the worlds would thin.

Also, the two worlds meet in the between states, the times and places inbetween – doorways and gates, rivers, the solstices, staircases, and so on.

And we just might catch a glimpse of the Otherworld in the beauty of autumn, which shines out so strongly in between the lush life of summer and the stark death of winter.

I took this image today, but it has already become one of my personal favourites. It is a happy accident – I unintentionally overexposed it, and then I darkened it just a very little and added a white vignette in post processing. A touch of accidental magic that promises well for the rest of the week.

For Best Shot Monday.


“Autumn wins you best by this, its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay.” –Robert Browning (1812-1889)
What remains

Remembering the Otherworld

Sea fret